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Rigobert Song resumes coaching role with local Cameroon team

Rigobert Song resumes coaching role with local Cameroon team

African Sports
Former Cameroon captain, Rigobert Song, who suffered a brain aneurysm ten months ago, is preparing for his first coaching mission with the home-based national Cameroon side. The local Indomitable Lions are away to Sao Tome and Principe on Saturday in the first leg of the latest round of qualifiers for the African Nations Championship (CHAN) - a tournament which is contested by footballers playing in their own domestic league. Song has called up 20 players for the two-legged tie ."Initially I had no idea about Sao Tome and Principe, but I have done my homework to know their playing style," Song told BBC Sport. "I have prepared my team to help them give their best performance and put our opponents in difficulty". Song resumed his coaching job just months after suffering the br...
Dr Pamboe, others train team doctors in Cameroon

Dr Pamboe, others train team doctors in Cameroon

Local News
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has organized a three-day medical training in Yaoundé, Cameroon to train medical doctors for clubs taking part in this year's CAF Champions League. Among the leading resource persons at the training, which ended today, was Dr Prince Pamboe, a member of the medical committee of the Ghana Football Association, who is also a member of CAF Sub committee on Sports Cardiology. Dr Pamboe, who is also a CAF Sports Medicine Instructor, and his team of experts are also to develop strategies to carry out research leading to injury prevention and prevention of sudden death in the pitch as a result of heart attacks. Source: GFA
Nigeria win eighth African Women Championship

Nigeria win eighth African Women Championship

Women Football
The Nigerian female national team the Super Falcons have been crowned champions of this year's African Women Championship in Cameroon. Nigeria won the 2016 women's Africa Cup of Nations for an eighth time after a 1-0 win over hosts Cameroon in front of a capacity 40,000 crowd in Yaounde. A late goal from Desire Oparanozie was enough for Nigeria to retain the trophy they won in Namibia two years ago. The Super Falcons have dominated this competition, winning all but two of the ten editions played so far. In a repeat of the 2014 final, Cameroon finished as runners-up again despite enjoying massive home support. In front of Cameroon president Paul Biya, the hosts had the best of the first half, with a number of chances for Aboudi Onguene, but the Indomitable Lionesses faile
Black Queens beat South Africa to win bronze

Black Queens beat South Africa to win bronze

Women Football
A Linda Eshun's second half goal was enough to hand the Ghana Black Queens the bronze medal in this year's African Women Championship in Cameroon. The Queens were playing for the third spot after losing to host nation Cameroon in the semi-final on Tuesday. Coach Basigi's side were bent on winning something for country after missing out in the final. They dictated the pace of the game with sweet inter positional play but it was Linda Eshun who broke the deadlock when she registered the only goal of the game to win the day for the ladies. The south Africans fought back so hard but saw all their efforts go waste. Nigeria will now face Cameroon in the final on Sunday.